Thematic Dance Productions


7 Rays of 7 Hills:

The entire universe is filled with colours and every colour has an interpretation. 7 Rays of 7 Hills interprets the colourful rays as the rays of grace by the Lord of 7 hills, Srinivasa. 7 Rays of 7 Hills is an enchanting classical dance, which depicts that one can draw the 7 colourful rays (personifying the 7 chakras) of devotion towards the self just by soaking in the ecstasy of devotion.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat & Sathya Narayan Raju

Music: Praveen D Rao;

Duration: 8 mins


7 Rays of 7 Hills

Fantasy of Flute

An imaginative and fantastical dance musical - Fantasy of Flute personifies the beauty of love through music. Every being in love with the ultimate seeks to possess his/her love completely. In the advent of possession, one will have to lose love. The same phenomenon is seen in “_Bhagavatha_” - where Bhagavan Vyasa beautifully explains the theory of absence and presence through the story of Lord Krushna. The fantasy of Flute is a contemporary presentation of the traditional story from Bhagavatha Purana depicting theory of absence and presence.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Praveen D Rao

Duration: 12 mins


Fantasy of Flute

Guru Vandana

A very innovative concept that talks about the greatness of a guru using the text from the Vedas, Upanishads and stories from the Puranas.

Concept: Sharat R Prabhat

Choreography: Guru. Smt Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: RoSha (Rohit Bhat and Sharat R Prabhat)


Guru Vandana

Purushasuktha:

The Mahabharata says, whose prowess not even all the gods can ever imagine. Such is the sage to whom Purushasuktha was revealed and who then gave expression to it as the hymn on the Supreme Purusha. Purushasuktha is a unique depiction of the Supreme Personality, using 4 different techniques or paths to realise the ultimate. The paths being: Vedic Rituals, Yoga, Music, and Dance. Purushasuktha is a pioneering experiment which blends all the four paths in a single production.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Praveen D Rao

Duration: 8 mins


Purushasuktha

Shilpa Kala Vybhava - The Sculpturous Marvel

India is known for the culture and heritage she totes in her. The sculpturous marvel is a unique dance production which brings into light the greatest architectural marvel and the sculptural heritage of our country. Inspired by the Hoysala Dancing Queen, Shantala and the dynastic history of Hoysalas, who ruled in the 12th Century, Shilpa Kala Vybhava creates fantasies on stage by bringing the sculptures into life by the artistic touch of Shantala Devi.

Composition: D.V Gundappa

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat & Sathya Narayan Raju

Music: Praveen D Rao

Duration: 20 mins


Shilpa Kala Vybhava - The Sculpturous Marvel

Dance Drama and Ballets

Kathaastra

Kathaastra:

Kathastra, as the name suggests, is a unique blend of Harikatha, Kavya, World Music, 3D Visuals, and five forms of World Dance. A novel experiment that contemporised the eternal epic “Mahabharata” using unprecedented stage techniques. Kathaastra is an unrivalled Story Dance Musical which has been adapted from one of the most celebrated and worshipped Kannada Literatures, Karnata Bharatha Katha Manjari, created by Roopaka Samrajya Chakravarti, Kumara Vyasa.

Glimpse: Trailer

Concept & Choreography: Bharat R Prabhat & Sharat R Prabhat

Music Composers: Sharat R Prabhat & Rohit Bhat

Music Arrangement: Sattvik Chakravarthy

Duration: 45 mins & 60 mins


Mohini Bhasmasura

Mohini Bhasmasura:

The rivalry between the Gods and Demons had been going on for a long time. The demons had tried to conquer the Gods but all their efforts were foiled by the Superior Gods. Mohini Bhasmasura is one such Dance Drama which gives to an audience an experience of vibrancy, devotion, grace, humour, terror and finally, peace. A very well appreciated dance drama, Mohini Bhasmasura is a Mythological story with a contemporary touch.

Glimpse: Trailer

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat & Sathya Narayan Raju

Music: Praveen D Rao

Duration: 45 mins


Pibata Bhagavatam Rasamalayam

Pibata Bhagavatam Rasamalayam

Among all the Puranas, Bhagavata Purana is considered as “Maha Purana.” Pibata Bhagavatam Rasamalayam is a complete production in the style of a Dance Drama. This Ballet, in a splendid fashion, narrates the entire essence of Bhagavata Mahapurana in 90 minutes. Our audiences opine that Pibata Bhagavatam Rasamalayam is one such ballet which is crafted for people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Udupi Lakshmi Narayanaacharya & Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 90 mins


Prahladam Vande Jagath Gurum

Prahladam Vande Jagath Gurum:

A special dance production for a niche audience who believe in the philosophy of devotion - Bhakti Pantha. Prahlada, though a son of the greatest demon in the epics of India - Hiranyakashyapu propagated the idea of strength in devotion. Prahladam Vande Jagath Gurum, is a complete snapshot of the life history of Prahlada. A traditional dance drama style of presentation, Prahladam Vande Jagathgurum has been adapted from Sage Vyasa’s ‘Bhagavatha’ maha purana.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 60 mins


Punyakoti

Punyakoti:

Famous folklore of Karnataka, Punyakoti - which is even to the present day sung in every household of Karnataka, portrays the triumph of non-violence over violence and cruelty. A poem that narrates the story of how a cow being caught by a ferocious tiger transforms the very nature of the canine by treading the path of truth. A fictitious story, Punyakoti propagates the idea, “Satyameva Jayate” - “The Truth Alone Triumphs”. Punyakoti has been designed like production of international standard with high-quality music, western theatre techniques, narration and the like.

Glimpse: Trailer

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat & Sathya Narayan Raju

Music: Praveen D Rao

Duration: 60 mins


Shrinivasa Kalyana

Shrinivasa Kalyana:

This novel presentation “Sreenivasa Kalyana” integrates the conceptual and the symbolic aspects of the “intellect” and the mind. The first half unfolds with the universal concept of the macro unifying with the micro. The audience can envisage the process of ultimate realization through the unparalleled story of Lord Srinivasa.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat & Sathya Narayan Raju

Music: Praveen D Rao

Duration: 90 mins


Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya

Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya:

Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya is a newfangled ballet which literally means - ‘From Darkness unto Light.’ Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya is a pioneering attempt made by Prabhat in 2003 for the Anti-Terrorism conclave held at Delhi. Say no to terrorism or Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya is an experimental presentation which presents the victory of positivity and peace over negativity and terrorism in a contemporary way with 3d audiovisuals and true stories.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat & Sathya Narayan Raju

Music: Praveen D Rao

Duration: 60 mins


Classical dance sequences

The company has a mountainous list of classical compositions that include compositions of Haridasas, Vachana Kartas, Keertanakars like Tygaraja and Dikshitar, Works of contemporary poets and the like.

Indu Nee Karedu:

The classical style of Bharatanatyam involves various genres of composition which add to the form’s completeness. Indu Nee Karedu is a Jaavali where the dancer displays her love for the partner in his absence.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 8 mins

Dancers: Solo


Classical dance sequences

Kapi Tillana:

A Tillana is a rhythm driven composition that is performed at the end of a recital. Kapi Tillana describes the beauty of Lord Nataraja and ecstasy one experiences in watching the Lord of Dance perform _‘Aananda Tandava._’

Concept:

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music:

Duration: 8 mins

Dancers: Solo & Group


Kapi Tillana

Krishnashtotra Varna:

As the name suggests, Sri Krishnah Kamalanatho is the only Sanskrit varna adapted to classical dance form of Bharatanatyam. The Varna has been adapted from Sri Krishnashtora Shathanama Stotra. The Varna depicts the entire life history of Lord Krushna as per the Stotra.

Concept & Compilation: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Guru Narmada

Group Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 45 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo

Krishnashtotra Varna

Namah Parvati Pathe:

A devotional recital on God of Gods, Veerupaksha / Shiva. This sequence describes the ornaments, compassion and the life story of Lord Shiva using vibrant dance moves of Bharatanatyam

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 8 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo


Namah Parvati Pathe

Namo Tulasi:

A special classical sequence on the sacred plant - Tulsi. Indian civilization has always regarded nature as a divine source of energy and amongst all the plants, Tulsi takes the prime position. Namo Tulasi is an experimental presentation where the dancer/s describe the attributes, grace of Goddess Tulasi.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 10 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo


Namo Tulasi

Narasimha Stuti:

Bharatanatyam cult consists in its tradition devotional recitals, and Narasimha Stuti is one such composition of the father of Carnatic music, Purandara Dasaru. Here, saint poet speaks about the greatness of compassion the almighty displayed upon his ace enemy Hiranya Kashyapu.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Pandit Vijay Raghava Rao

Duration: 10 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo


Narasimha Stuti

A varna in the classical dance form of Bharatanatyam is usually single rasa/essence/quality oriented. Navarasa Varna is a unique experiment that portrays 9 qualities/rasas of Lord Sri Krushna with specific episodes in Kannada. Navarasa Krushna Varna is an unprecedented classical experiment over the years.

Concept & Lyrics: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 40 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo


Navarasa Varna

Pushpanjali Malahari, Mand and Amrutavarshini:

Pushpanjali is the invocation dance in the classical tradition of Bharatanatyam. Here, the dancer/s offer their salutations to the rangasthala / stage and the Lord of Dance Nataraja with pushpa - Flowers and Anjali - Folded Hands in reverence. In the above-mentioned Pushpanjalies the dancer/s offer their salutations to Lord Ganesha, Lord Nataraja, Goddess Saraswathi and Goddess Parvathi to wash away all the obstacles and sins.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 10 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo


Pushpanjali Malahari, Mand and Amrutavarshini

Saptaswara Saraswati:

A special sequence where Goddess Saraswati is worshipped through the delicacies of music. The Carnatic music comprises 7 swaras - which is the actual translation of ‘Sapta Swara.’ And every Swara has a significance.

षड्जं मयूरो वदति | गावस्तु ऋषभ भाशिनह | अजाविकस्तु गान्धारम् | क्रौन्चः कुवणति मध्यमं | पुश्पसाधारणे काळे पिकः
कूजति पञ्चमं | धैवतं हेसते वाजि | निशादम् ब्रह्मते गजह | मयूरादयह मत्ता गायन्ति स्वर सप्तकं ||

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 10 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo


Saptaswara Saraswati

Shrungara Varna:

A unique Bharatanatyam Varna in Kannada which is based on the Shrungara Rasa/quality - the quality of romance or love. Shrungara Varna is an unprecedented experiment, where the Lord of Love, Manmatha (Cupid) is glorified. Every trait of Manmatha and the life history of Manmatha is captured in the Varna.

Concept & Lyrics: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 45 mins

Dancers: Group and Solo


Shrungara Varna

Sundarangi:

A Jaavali which depicts the predicament of the Nayika pining for her beloved. Sundarangi beautifully expresses the intricacies of feminism. Sundarangi is a contemporary concept with a blend of the traditional dance form.

Concept: Raghavendra J Prabhat

Choreography: Shakuntala R Prabhat

Music: Tirumale Srinivas

Duration: 8 mins

Dancers: Solo


Sundarangi